Drake. Zendaya. Euphoria. If HBO is paying by the word, they’ve got a steal with the new series from the 6ix God and actor and model Zendaya.
Drake is finally making his highly anticipated return to television and here’s a sneak peek of what we can expect.
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Coming soon to HBO, Euphoria will feature Drake and his friend Future the Prince as executive producers, with Zendaya set to star as a high school student named Rue. Fresh off her big screen roles in The Greatest Showman and Spider-Man: Homecoming, Euphoria will mark Zendaya’s return to television after starring in the Disney series K.C. Undercover.
The series, which is based on an Israeli show by the same name, follows a group of high school students as they navigate dating, sex, drugs, and friendships during their teen years. So, it’s not *that* far away from Drake’s roots in TV. Started from Degrassi, now we on HBO.
In addition to Zendaya, Euphoria will also star Maude Apatow (Girls, This Is 40), Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy), Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley (Red Band Society, A Walk Among The Tombstones), and newcomer Angus McLoud. The first season will be written by Sam Levinson, whose previous credits include Assassination Nation and The Wizard of Lies.
This isn’t the first time a teen series like Euphoria has been adapted for a North American audience. The hugely popular British show Skins tried to make a U.S. crossover work in 2011, but was cancelled after one season and never came close to capturing the magic of its predecessor. Let’s hope that Drizzy has more luck with his upcoming adaptation. At least the soundtrack should be good.